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White Plum Healthy Boundaries Online Course (Sept-Oct 2018)

This course is created specifically for Buddhist students and teachers invited by White Plum Asanga. It is open only to those invited.

  • Training
  • Clergy Ethics & Healthy Boundaries
When Sep 17, 2018 05:00 PM to
Oct 21, 2018 05:00 PM
Where Online
Presenter Emily Cohen, M.Div.
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206-634-1903
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This course is created specifically for Buddhist students and teachers invited by White Plum Asanga. It is open only to those invited.

Course Overview: 
Dates: September 17-October 21, 2018

The course begins with a live session on September 17 (5:30 pm PT) and concludes with the last assignment due October 21. Weekly feedback between the instructor and students, along with online discussions with fellow classmates provide each student with an interactive and enriching learning environment.

Through the forum topic discussion, weekly assignments, video curriculum and lectures, you will gain and share knowledge and resources needed to understand the fundamentals and best practices around healthy and appropriate boundaries in spiritual teacher/student relationship; the impact of appropriate vs. inappropriate boundaries in promoting effective teaching; and guidelines for developing appropriate boundaries and necessary self-care strategies.

Required Curriculum (included):

  • Healthy Boundaries 101 - Fundamentals Course Workbook by Rev. Marie Fortune
  • Sex and the Spiritual Teacher by Scott Edelstein

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this course, participants will:

  • Establish an informed and ethical foundation for an understanding of healthy boundaries
  • Understand the importance of an awareness of power and vulnerability within teaching relationships
  • Examine dating, friendships and dual relationships and the challenges therein
  • Examine transference and touch boundaries in teaching relationships
  • Consider best practices of responding to misconduct by spiritual teachers
  • Consider the importance of self-care and peer support as preventive measures

Participants who complete the course satisfactorily will receive a certificate of course completion. 

Course Structure:
The course consists of an initial live session during Week I and then five consecutive weeks of sessions that can be viewed on-demand self-paced, and a final writing assignment:

Week I: Live session introduction; Power, Vulnerability, and Healthy Boundaries
Week II: Dating, Friendships and Dual Relationships 
Week III: Transference and Touch Boundaries 
Week IV: Responding to Misconduct: Best Practices   
Week V: Personal Needs and Self-Care

Fees and Registration: $300.00 Course (International shipping will be an additional cost)

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If you are paying by CHECK, have received a scholarship, or would prefer to pay by mail, please complete this registration form and send with your payment to our NEW ADDRESS:
2414 SW Andover Street, Suite D208
Seattle, WA  98106

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